ADVISORY: Gardner to Lead Water Storage Tour

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Cory Gardner (R-CO) announced today that he would be leading a three-stop water storage tour to highlight the need for water storage in Northern Colorado on Friday, August 30.

WHO: Representative Gardner, members of the Colorado House and Senate, local mayors and city council members, county commissioners from the region, and other officials

WHAT: Tour of three sites related to water storage

WHEN: 9:00 am – 10:30 am

WHERE: Rep. Gardner will tour three important locations related to water storage (directions and location information are below)

1.     Location #1: Windsor Reservoir Outlet Channel

2.     Location #2: Town of Severance Water Storage & Booster Pumping Station

3.     Location #3: Leffler Farm near Eaton

WHY: To highlight the important need for increased water storage

For information on the day of the event, please contact Dan Betts of Congressman Gardner’s office: (970) 817-4844

Detailed location information:

Location #1: Windsor Reservoir Outlet Channel (9:00-9:20 AM)

(Windsor Reservoir near Severance is not to be confused with Windsor Lake near Windsor)County Rd. 74 (Harmony Rd. in Ft. Collins), about 5.5 miles east of I-25 and around 0.5 miles east of Hwy 257 is the outlet channel (ditch), north side of the road, immediately to the west of the channel is a gated dirt road. Enter into that road and park near the other cars.

Location #2: Town of Severance Water Storage & Booster Pumping Station (9:40-9:55 AM)

Travel east on County Rd. 74 around 1.4 miles from the outlet channel, turn north on County Rd. 21(CR 21 is just west of Severance. There’s a house on the NW corner and a small tan structure and some large piping on the NE corner). Travel north on CR 21 about 1.5 miles (the pavement ends and there’s some “washboarding,” but it’s not too bad), just past County Road 76 ½, drive over the bridge, and immediately turn west on a private road. Follow the road about 0.3 miles to the station. The large tan water tank is visible from CR 21.

Location #3:Leffler Farm near Eaton (10:10-10:30 AM)

The address is 16602 CR 74, Eaton. The farm is around 6 miles east of CR 21, and around 0.5 miles east of CR 33, or 1 3/4 miles west of the intersection of Hwy 85 and CR 74. It’s on the south side of the road. Park near the machine shed. There’s a grass area east of the parking area where the event will be held.

Congressman Gardner is a member in the U.S. House of Representatives serving Colorado's 4th Congressional District. He sits on the Energy and Commerce Committee and is a member of the following Subcommittees: Communications and Technology, Energy and Power, and Oversight and Investigations.

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